Massive landslide on Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway caught on camera

Massive landslide on Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway caught on camera

A massive landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway near Dhalli Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh, India on September 2, 2017, burying eight vehicles and a temple. No one was hurt in the incident, the police said. 

"A portion of the cliff opposite the temple near Bhattakufer caved in. Boulders rolled down and smashed six-seven vehicles parked along the highway," a police officer told news agency IANS, as reported by the NDTV.

Fifteen families were evacuated as several houses on a hill top were endangered, the police added.

Videos of the incident showed a heap of rubble falling on the road, sweeping away some vehicles while trapping others under the debris.

The same state saw another massive landslide on August 13, 2017, when an entire portion of a big hill caved down for more than 100 meters (328 feet), sweeping away 2 buses and several cars. The incident claimed lives of 46 people.

Featured image: A massive landslide hits Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway on September 2, 2017. Credit: ANI

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